Bios & Timelines

Surname Saturday: Johnson

17 July 2010 Bios & Timelines

This week’s Surname Saturday focuses on my Johnson family line, which begins with my great-grandmother, Rachel Louisa. Rachel Louisa Johnson was born August 9, 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia.  She married Newton Coleman Ward in Fannin County on June 27, 1909.  Rachel and Newt lived in Fannin County until 1939, when they moved to Murray […]

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Timeline for Maud Whitener Butler

15 June 2010 Bios & Timelines

I realized in March that I’ve written very little about my female ancestors.  While I wrote several posts then in honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve decided to continue with a new series focusing on the timelines of my female ancestors.  I’m starting with my great-grandmothers and working backward.  The first article was about Lizzie West […]

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Introducing the Women’s Timeline Series

10 June 2010 Bios & Timelines

Several things have happened in the last few months that made me want to start a new series focusing on the timelines of my female ancestors. First was Women’s History Month in March.  I wanted to write several articles about my female ancestors during that month and as I was looking through my archives to […]

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Lizzie West Kendrick Timeline

18 May 2010 Bios & Timelines

My great-grandmother, Lizzie (West) Kendrick, lived from 1886 to 1973 in Murray County, Georgia.  I never knew her, even though she died after I was born.  This timeline reveals what I’ve learned about her life, so far. 1875– Lizzie’s parents, William M. West (1832-1928) and Leaty Caroline Lankford (1848-1937) moved across the Tennessee-Georgia state line […]

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Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson: Tombstone Tuesday

11 May 2010 Bios & Timelines

Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson were my great-grandparents.  Newt was born 24 Oct 1890 in Fannin County, Georgia1 and died 01 Aug 1974 in Whitfield County, Georgia.2  Rachel was born 09 Aug 1892 and died 16 Feb 19803 in Murray County, Georgia.4  They were married in 1909.5  They had eight children – seven […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Mariah Langston Roberts

24 November 2009 Bios & Timelines

Mariah Langston was my 3-x great-grandmother.  She was born February 25, 1833[1] in Sevier County, Tennessee[2].  She married Monteville Roberts July 18, 1852 in Bradley County, Tennessee2.  They lived in Hamilton County, Tennessee[3], just across the Georgia state line during their early marriage. Mariah is one of my heroes from my family tree.  When her husband was away, […]

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Roberts Family in 1909

11 January 2009 Bios & Timelines

A hundred years ago, my Roberts relatives were in Murray County, Georgia.   This photo is of the 1909 Roberts family reunion; if you can identify anyone in the photo, please leave a comment. Nancy Alice (Roberts) Hemphill, my great-grandmother, was likely in the Ball Ground area, where she was on the 1910 census.  At that […]

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Some of Burke County’s Old Sheriffs

20 December 2008 Bios & Timelines

This story includes excerpts referring to several of my relatives. It is part of a series of Biographical Sketches from Burke County, North Carolina that were written by by Col Thomas George Walton (1815-1905) and were first published in the old Morganton Herald in 1894. “PETER MULL [7x great-uncle] was elected Sheriff in 1790.” “THOMAS […]

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Hemphills in 1808

14 December 2008 Bios & Timelines

Two hundred years ago, my Hemphill relatives were all in the Burke/Buncombe county area in North Carolina. Captain Thomas Hemphill (1746-1826), my 5x (twice) and 6x great-grandfather, lived in Burke County, North Carolina in 1810.  On April 4, 1808, he entered a grant for 300 acres lying on both sides of the French Broad river […]

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Where was the Ellis family in 1808?

2 November 2008 Bios & Timelines

Two hundred years ago my Ellis relatives were in Jackson County, Georgia, South Carolina, and possibly North Carolina. Walter Ellis (5x great-grandfather) is my oldest Ellis relative who was alive in 1808.  He and his wife, Mary (Parker) probably were in Jackson County, Georgia.  In 1805, he appeared on the Jackson County land lottery list and […]

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